In recent news, Australia joined the bandwagon of European Union and China to call for peace between India and Pakistan after Indian Air Force conducted air-strikes on terrorist camps across the Line of Control. Australia then asked Pakistan to impose the ban on terror groups- Jaish and Lashkare-Toiba.
In a strong statement hours after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale announced the air strike on terror camps, Australia asked Pakistan to take “urgent and meaningful action against terrorist groups in its territory” including the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack.
“Pakistan must do everything possible to implement its own prescription of Jaish-e-Mohammed. It can no longer allow extremist groups the legal and physical space to operate from its territory,” Australian foreign minister Marise Payne added in a statement.
Australia then urged both sides to keep things under control and to avoid any unnecessary action which would break peace and security in the region. Australia also advised both sides to engage in dialogue to make sure that these political issues are solved calmly and peacefully.
“These steps would make a substantial contribution to easing tensions and resolving the underlying causes of conflict,” the minister said.